- Category : Writers-Critic
- Type : GP
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- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 4
French author, jazz expert, co-founder and long-term leader of the Hot Club de France.
Charles Delaunay was the son of painters Robert Delaunay and Sonia Delaunay.
He was one of the founders of the Hot Club de France. Together with Hugues Panassié he initiated the Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. He also organised concerts, for example with Benny Carter.
In 1935, together with Panassié he founded Le Jazz Hot, one of the oldest jazz magazines. In 1948, Delaunay founded the record label Disques Vogue. He is author of the famous Hot Discography with five editions in England, France and the USA (the first jazz discography) and worked also as artist.
Delaunay died in Paris of Parkinson's disease on 16 February 1988.